Help greet guests, maintain and beautify our hostel in the small surf town of Canoa, Ecuador



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  • Description


    This is a chilled out backpacker hostel located right on the beach in the small surf town of Canoa, Ecuador. The hostel has 10 rooms for up to 36 people, a small bar and restaurant, and some nice outdoor shared communal space. There is a beach break right in front of the hostel, and countless other waves to surf up and down the coast. Opportunities include: maintenance work for handy men and women, creating artwork and murals, leading outings with other travelers around Canoa, general reception and admin work, and potential long term management opportunities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers receive free lodging and free dinners. Canoa is also a great place to learn how to surf, improve your spanish, and meet lots of cool people, locals and travelers alike.

  • Help


    Volunteers will assist with general customer service and beautification projects in and around the hostel. You might be painting, cleaning, interacting with guests and service providers, building furniture and installations... basically the projects we assign you will depends on your skills and what you're good at! You may also be asked to organize and lead activities for the guests, and just generally be in charge of making sure everyone here is having fun!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers sleep in a shared dorm room with a shared bathroom. While it is possible that guests will occasionally sleep in that same room, it is rare because it is the dorm that we fill up last.

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    What else ...

    We try to keep things casual but professional around here. I like the staff to enjoy their work and to have fun and socialize with the guests, but first priority is always to make sure things are running smoothly and customers are getting great service.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good wifi, few interruptions, mesh wifi system capable of multiple simultaneous connections. Reaches almost every part of the hostel, strongest connection in common spaces. As long as hostel duties are not neglected you will be able to work online at least part of the time.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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